Please find the most up to date notices from the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.
October 30, 2020
Dear Village Folks:
So, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will allow Trick or Treating on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, in this year of the pandemic. We want our children to experience the fun of this cultural tradition. And we want everyone to stay safe.
So, Trick or Treaters must wear face masks – in addition to masks for their costumes. And they must social distance and travel in small numbers, with kids in their circles.
Parents, please instruct your children to be safe, to abide by COVID-19 precautions that have been in effect since March.
There should be minimal car traffic – some village neighborhoods have hundreds of children on our streets. Be aware of the hazards of wet leaves on our streets. As usual, Village Police Chief Steve Dixon will have officers patrolling.
To those handing out the goodies, you have several options:
As usual, I’ve issued a curfew for Halloween - Trick or Tricking will end at 8 p.m.
Have fun and be safe.
All the best,
The Village’s Comprehensive Plan Committee has been working on its plan for more than two years and is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 12, at the Storm King Engine firehouse to share its latest draft.
The committee welcomes discussion with Village residents and other interested parties regarding the plan. The plan has progressed considerably and a draft can be found on the Village website HERE. The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to provide guidance for land use and improvements in the Village.
Due to the pandemic, occupancy at the meeting is limited to 50 persons and masks and social distancing are required for public safety. We do not anticipate a capacity problem at this gathering but we do ask for everyone’s cooperation as we continue to work to protect everyone’s health.
I am grateful to our hard-working committee, chaired by Led Klosky. The members are Mary Aspin, Dominic Cordisco, William Grisoli and Lorraine McGuinness.
Hope to see you there.
October 23, 2020
Halloween 2020: Have Fun. Stay Safe.
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will allow Trick or Treating in this year of the pandemic. We want children to experience the fun of this cultural tradition.
And we want everyone to be safe.
So that means that the Trick or Treaters must wear face masks – in addition to any masks for their costumes. They must social distance and travel in small numbers, with kids in their circles.
Parents must instruct their children to be safe, to abide by precautions that have been in effect for months.
Orange County Health Commissioner has issued a comprehensive advisory on how to safely navigate Halloween.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Hope you all are well.
Governor Andrew Cuomo still has us on pause until at least Friday, May 15.
As you comply with safety procedures, please dispose of personal protective equipment properly.
As it did last month, the Village Board will combine its work session with its business meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, virtually. The date for village elections has changed yet again. The governor has announced they will take place Tuesday, September 15.
Village Water Superintendent Mike Trainor has posted educational briefs on Cornwall-on-Hudson’s water system in recognition of National Drinking Water Week this week. We are fortunate to have a reliable water system. You can access the briefs on the home page of the Village website: COH ON FACEBOOK.
This year’s Memorial Day services will include a brief ceremony on Monday, May 25; alas, there will be no parade. The Cornwall American Legion will be placing flags on graves on Saturday, May 16, and is seeking volunteers. From 9-10 that morning, adult volunteers can pick up flags at the American Legion building behind the Cornwall Library.
Village Hall doors remain closed while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. Contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
The pandemic brings to mind the special places called stoops and porches.
They provide us places to leave notes, gifts and food, and ways that help remind us of our humanity.
As we deal with this stressful time, it’s great to see how parents, sometimes with assistance from our first responders, help their children celebrate the all-important days of their birth. And while it can be hard to distinguish one day from another just now, remember this Sunday, May 10, is a special day. Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers!
Brendan G. Coyne
In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), I want to inform you of additional steps the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson is taking to continue to function and provide services.
Village Hall Offices will be closed as of today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until Monday, March 30, 2020, at which time the Village Board will determine whether it is safe to open. We will continue to conduct Village business.
The Village Board Election has been postponed to Tuesday, April 28, from Wednesday, March 18.
You may continue to pay bills through the dropbox marked BILLS on the side of Village Hall to safeguard the health of residents and village employees and limit interaction.
If you have questions about village business, please call (534-4200) or email ([email protected]).
At this time, the March Village Board Business Meeting is still scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, March 23.
The Comprehensive Plan Committee will be holding an information meeting on its plan at a date to be announced.
More broadly, take care of yourselves, your family and neighbors. Follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control regarding hygiene and isolating. Be grateful for our health professionals, first responders and all those who are providing services.
As you know, this is a fluid situation. I will continue to update you as matters change. Together we will get through this challenging time. Stay healthy!
Brendan Coyne, Mayor
Friday, April 3, 2020
Dear Village Folks:
I want to thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we cope with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While Village Hall Office doors remain closed, Village employees continue to work to provide services and conduct business.
The Village will resume regular yard debris pickup Monday, April 6. The spring bulk cleanup will begin the week of Monday, May 18.
For any questions regarding Village business, please contact us at 534-4200 or i[email protected] The dropbox marked BILLS on the parking lot side of Village Hall has been working well. Thanks.
Looking for something to do? The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley at 195 Hudson Street still needs volunteers. Contact Dexter Alston, Volunteer Coordinator, at:
Remember to file your 2020 Census questionnaire. If you need help, please call this toll-free number: 1-844-330-2020.
In addition to our health professionals and first responders, let’s be sure to thank our food workers, supermarket staff and postal workers.
For recreation, in addition to Donahue Memorial Park at the riverfront, the Village offers Roe Park on the Boulevard and the trails behind the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, also on the Boulevard.
It is important that we maintain our sense of community during these challenging days. Let’s check in with our families, friends and neighbors. Let’s greet one another and wish each other good health. I am grateful to you for helping the Village get through this difficult time.
Friday, May 1, 2020
A new month, with hopes that we will see some progress in how New York State deals with COVID-19. The pause button is still on until Friday, May 15.
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools would not re-open this school year. Seniors will be graduating, however, and yard signs congratulating 2020 graduates are popping up. Our school district has a new superintendent. Terry Dade, from the Rochester school district, will start in July. Best wishes to Neal Miller, who served the district for seven years.
Village Hall doors remain closed while we provide essential services; our boards will continue to hold meetings virtually. If you have questions, contact us at 534-4200 or [email protected]. Our website is www.cornwall-on-hudson.org.
So, some more ideas on what to do as the stay-at-home protocol continues. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, with locations in the Village and the Town of Cornwall, provides places to visit, activities to try and animals to see at its website: www.hhnm.org. With spring here, you may want to start a flower and/or vegetable garden. In addition to offering beauty and edibles, gardening burns 135 calories in 30 minutes and releases hormones that improve one’s frame of mind.
The Storm King Mountain trailhead has been quite busy lately. Scenic Hudson, which owns the trailhead, requests that hikers return at another time if the parking lot is full.
When you can, please continue ordering take-out food to support our local businesses. And to our ever-expanding list of people we are grateful for, let’s add postal workers.
As we continue to cope with the pandemic, let’s help each other day by day.